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Large Sepik River Ancestral Spirit Figure

Auction:
3099B
Lot:
27
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Large Sepik River Ancestral Spirit Figure, c. 1920s, male figure with cowrie shell eyes, pierced septum and ears, with bush string on legs, wrists, and waist, ht. 25 in.
Estimate $2,500-3,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Anatomy, Body modification, Body piercing, Culture, Fashion, Septum

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